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Fund-raisers conquer unique triathlon in Barrow in aid of cancer charity

Archived, 3 days ago From buryfreepress.co.uk 

Bury St Edmunds, U K - Ninety daring participants from across the country mastered the first annual Big BRO (Bike, Run, Obstacle) Race, in Barrow, on Sunday and have so far raised £4,415 for Breast Cancer Now.

The triathlon was organised by Laura Hudson, a v ...

Local non-profit helps the homeless fight Zika

Archived, 3 days ago From mysuncoast.com 

Sarasota, FLORIDA - Each Saturday morning volunteers from the Garden of Eden Project, a local non-profit, head out on a mission, distributing water and even fresh fruits and veggies to the homeless. In Florida's heat, it's a hot commodity, but in a close second place, ...

$18M for the fight against malnutrition

Archived, 3 days ago From haitilibre.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - The US Agency for International Development (USAID), announces a new nutrition program "Aksyon Kominote nan Sante pou Ogmante Nitrisyon" (AKSYON) or a period of 5 years and funded with 18 million US dollars.

This program that will prov ...

JDRF One Walk to battle deadly type 1 diabetes

Archived, 3 days ago From citizen-times.com 

Asheville, NORTH CAROLINA - Sarah Hamlin knew something was wrong with her daughter, Eva, when the usually bright, active 8-year-old was acting lethargic, going to the bathroom constantly and passed out once at day camp.

Hamlin took Eva to the doctor, who sent he ...

IOM, Qatar Red Crescent Society strengthen partnership to provide health care to displaced Iraqis

Archived, 4 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - More than 100,000 Iraqis have been displaced since 16 June 2016 by military operations to retake ISIL-occupied areas in the Mosul corridor.

IOMís Displacement Tracking Matrix identified that the majority of the recently displaced are f ...

Great North Skinny Dip sees hundreds bare all for Druridge Bay sunrise swim

Archived, 4 days ago From chroniclelive.co.uk 

Newcastle upon Tyne, U K - More than 400 people stripped off and ran into freezing waters to celebrate the autumn equinox - and raise money for charity.

It was the largest turnout the North East Skinny Dip has ever seen in its five-year history, and it was also ...

Perth Distinguished Gentlemanís Ride raises funds for Movember Foundationís menís health issues

Archived, 4 days ago From perthnow.com.au 

Perth, AUSTRALIA - Hundreds of bikers cruised Perthís streets on Sunday, but instead of leathers and boots they were sporting smart frocks and dapper suits.

The Distinguished Gentlemanís Ride had bikers in their best attire and on vintage vehicles raisin ...

Thousands in Leeds join fight to tackle Alzheimerís disease

Archived, 4 days ago From yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk 

Leeds, U K - More than 3,000 people took part in a charity memory walk to raise funds and awareness in aid of the Alzheimerís Society.

Participants could choose either a two kilometre or six kilometre route around the grounds of Temple Newsam.

UNICEF calls for joint action against child malnutrition

Archived, 4 days ago From thenationonlineng.net 

Lagos, NIGERIA - Stunted growth is one of the effects of malnutrition in children. One out of every three children is, reportedly, not being fed appropriately.

According to the National Nutrition and Health Survey, Nigeria has the highest number of stu ...

Maternity unit gets UNICEF boost

Archived, 4 days ago From worcesterobserver.co.uk 

Redditch, U K - Parents-to-be in Worcester are in good hands after the maternity unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital was internationally recognised for the support it gives to mothers and babies.

After the maternity unit was awarded ĎBaby Friendlyí ...

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